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Strategic Leadership

Abu Dhabi University

Master On Campus
18 months
13885 EUR/year
13885 EUR/year
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Focusing on leadership, strategy, change management, organizational behaviour and research skills this Strategic Leadership program from Abu Dhabi University, unique in the region, is specifically designed for experienced, senior, high-calibre professionals and executives. It will develop leaders able to influence sustainable organizational transformation in the UAE, the region and globally.

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By joining this executive education program, you can expect to strengthen your leadership skills, sharpen your strategic thinking and become inspired to lead high-performing teams and achieve your leadership ambitions. With an emphasis on the practitioner perspective, you will focus on real-life challenges drawn from your own professional experience, addressing organizational issues in a sustainable and cross-cultural context which will help raise your leadership profile within your organization.

A powerful component of this program is the Contemporary Issues in Leadership module. This elective brings a further practical dimension to the program through lectures and discussions with influential business and political leaders during a one-week overseas field trip. The aim is to expose you to the challenges faced by international leaders and enable you to draw parallels to your own organization’s issues. 

Italy is the destination for our 2018 trip. Students will meet with a senior figure to discuss relations between the Vatican and the Muslim world, the Chief Human Resources Officer of the World Economic Forum, the Chief International Relations Officer for Milan Expo 2015, senior diplomats and other leading figures.

The program has a Fall intake for Abu Dhabi and Spring intake for Dubai.

Career opportunities

The Strategic Leadership program from Abu Dhabi University will prepare you to advance into critical managerial and leadership positions in key areas of any organization in both the public and private sectors.

The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field.  You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Dimensions of Business Functions
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Research Methods
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Cross-Cultural Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in a directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale, from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs.
  • Applicants need to have 3-5 years of managerial experience, depending on their CGPA. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13885 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20828 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    13885 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20828 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • 85,200 AED


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